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Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chili

If you typically turn your nose up at the words turkey chili, be prepared to have your socks knocked off! This Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chili is fantastic (and it doesn't hurt that prep time is literally minutes).
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 75kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey (93% lean preferred)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder more or less depending on spice lever
  • 8 oz frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 2 cans (14.5oz each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • Heat skillet over medium high heat
  • Add ground turkey and start to brown, breaking apart with spatula
  • Remove ribs and seeds from jalapeños (if desired, leave in for more heat) and dice
  • Add diced jalapeños to skillet with turkey and add all dried spices
  • Stir well and continue to cook until turkey is browned and jalapeños are beginning to soften
  • Add contents to slow cooker along with corn, tomatoes and broth
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 (can cook on low for up to 8 hours)
  • Serve with cheese and sour cream or as desired


  • remove ribs and seeds from jalapeños unless you want it really spicy
  • leftovers freeze well in airtight containers for up to 3 months
  • adjust chipotle powder depending on spice level desired


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 678IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg